Konrad Kircher

  • Partner


Lebanon, OH





Konrad is a former Marine Corps infantry officer (1984-1989), graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (1984), four-time marathon finisher and 20-year triathlete including one Ironman finish (Louisville 2008), who seeks to satisfy his competitiveness in the courtroom. Konrad’s passion is representing the underdog against powerful institutions, and he has built a nationwide reputation as a leader in pursuing perpetrators of child sexual abuse and those organizations which enable them. Konrad has been to the Ohio Supreme Court four times since 2005 on behalf of survivors of child sexual abuse, and he handles such cases throughout Ohio. Konrad recognizes that there is much more to validation of a survivor than just receiving money, and he strives to help address all aspects of the healing process.

Konrad is admitted to practice in Ohio and Kentucky and in all federal courts in both of those states. He is active in the American Association of Justice and the Ohio Association of Justice. He was the 2019 recipient of the J. Thomas Henretta Distinguished Advocate Award from the Ohio Association of Justice for his advocacy on behalf of sexual assault survivors. Konrad was recently chosen as President-Elect of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, where he has co-chaired the Child Sex Abuse Section for many years. He will serve as President of NCVBA in 2021. 

Konrad has five daughters, of whom he is very proud and who continue to remind him through their mere presence that there is much in the world worth fighting for. 

Areas Of Practice

  • Child Sex Abuse
  • Civil Rights
  • Title IX

Representative Cases

Child Sexual Abuse/Civil Rights
$200,000 civil rights settlement on behalf of two brothers who were unlawfully detained and subjected to excessive force by local police officer and department , 2022
Six figure confidential settlement of racial discrimination against regional financial institution, 2022
$800,000 settlement against Catholic diocese for sexual abuse of minor by priest , 2022
Five figure settlement against Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction following physical abuse of inmate by corrections officers, 2022
Confidential six figure settlement of claims against investment manager who fraudulently invested and stole money from elderly client, 2021
$500,000 settlement against Catholic diocese and high school for abuse perpetuated on minor by teacher and coach , 2021
$200,000+ settlement of claims on behalf of group of students hazed on school trip by upperclassmen , 2021
$3,000,000 judgment on behalf of woman physically assaulted at bar when bouncers failed to properly search patrons, 2021
Confidential six figure settlement against doctor for sexual abuse of patient, 2020
$1,000,000 settlement against Catholic diocese for sexual abuse of minor by priest , 2020
$150,000 civil rights settlement on behalf of client unlawfully detained and arrested by local police organization, 2019
Confidential six figure settlement on behalf of minor abused by step-father, 2019
Confidential high five figure settlement on behalf of minor abused by adult met online , 2019
$350,000 jury verdict on behalf of minor abused by family friend , 2019
Confidential six figure settlement on behalf of woman assaulted by co-worker placed at job without adequate background check, 2018
Confidential six figure settlement of claims by child who was sexually abused by religious leader, 2018

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1992
  • Kentucky, 1995


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1992
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Major: Political Science
  • American University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Master’s Degree in International Affairs

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Crime Victim’s Bar Association, Co-Chair of Child Sex Abuse Section, 2000 to 2010
  • Ohio Association of Justice, 2010 to 2019
  • Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Warren County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Gottesman & Kircher
  • Marine Corps, Infantry Officer